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maleah

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  • Birthday 01/10/1967

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  1. A mouse must have taken his prized small acorn up into the recesses of my hood for a private dinner so every time I open the hood i hear the acorn roll down to the back, and when i close the hood it rolls back to the front and what is really frustrating is that I know there is nothing I can do about it to get it out.!
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    1969 convertible header install.

    I of course spoke to soon as of my first writing I hadn't installed my z bar. Lesson learned...a 351w z-bar is different from a 302 z bar (which looks like a 302 bar would work). My 351 bar fits but will not allow the lower rod to hook up as it it pressed against the header. I am going to pull it out and modify my bar so it will work.
  3. Just wanted to pass on my experience with header installation on my 69 convertible last week. After reading many, many stories of problem installs, i went into this thinking it would be a very hard project. I looked at each major header that was out there and decided on the Patriot ceramic long tube headers. I ordered them through Advance auto and used the 30% coupon they offer so I received a set of ceramic long tube headers for under $300. I have a 351w with a 4 speed and power steering. I disconnected the z- bar and took out the spark plugs and jacked up the car front and back. 35 minutes later i was bolting up the headers. They fit perfectly, look great and were easy to install, and even though the drivers side took a little wiggling to get in, it wasn't difficult at all. I have about a 1/4 space from the flange to my floor boards. I spent more time on the Pypes exhaust system as I had to fab a few bends to fit up correctly.
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    Head and cam combo

    Does anyone have an opinion on the Edlebrock top end packages for the Ford 351w? Or, should i look to piece the top end together with different heads/cam etc?
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    Head and cam combo

    Scoped the pistons out this past weekend and found that they are flat top. I have been looking at the AFR heads but not sure which ones to research for my application and i know nothing regarding cams. I know I will need a new, bigger carb and will be upgrading to headers and a 2 1/2 exhaust. I currently have the Stealth intake.
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    Head and cam combo

    Spirited driving around town as I dont think I would ever get to a track with a convertible. As for a budget, $3500 to $4000 or so would be my goal. As for the pistons, I dont know. my guess would be flat, as I bought the long block it back in the 90's for $1400. I only have around 15000 miles on the car and engine since 1991, am not leaking oil anywhere and does not burn any oil whatsoever so im thinking the lower end is ok. I do remember a conversation a conversation I had with the builder back then regarding the 302 heads on the 351 block. He mentioned the block would have more compression with the 302 heads. As for the headers, I have the 4 speed and power steering. I know that truly limits my header applications. I do have flowmaster mufflers currently.
  7. Looking for opinions for a head and cam combo. Currently I have a stock bottom end 351w, with a mild cam from the 1990's. the heads are stock 302 heads. I have a Weiand stealth intake with a 600 summit carb. 3.25 traction loc rear with a 4 speed toploader. I was thinking on keeping the stock bottom end. I plan on upgrading to headers and 2.5 inch exhaust as it is now only 2inch with stock exhaust manifolds. Any opinions or suggestions would be appreciated.
  8. MY current set up is a 351w, with 302 heads (my only guess is the engine builder figured more compression with the 302 heads?). I have a Weiand stealth intake, a summit racing 600 carb and a cam that is a little more aggresive than stock. I still have the stock exhaust manifolds as well. I am thinking of getting a new pair of heads. Any suggestions on which brand, what specs, and where can I buy? Thanks!
  9. Finally after years of a leaking power steering system, I replaced the power steering control valve. What a joy it is not to see fluid drop marks on my driveway!!! Packed the steering box with fresh grease and tightened up the steering box worm gear. Went from about 2 inches of play to no play at all in the steering. What a difference!
  10. Item Location, Quakertown Pennsylvania. $450.00
  11. Funny you should mention the belt. I tightened it up as I thought the same thing. I just took readings again, tested the voltage coming out of the coil wire (to the distributor) and am getting 12 volts. Tested spark at the spark plug wire and getting nothing, which now leads me back to thinking its th module. Funny stuff, my car certainly challenges me at times. I did put a stock coil back on and same results as my accel coil, minus a few volts. The car started fine yesterday and now again won't start at all? And yes, each time I replaced the module car worked fine for a few months and then would just cut off while driving.
  12. Sorry I have a 3G alternator
  13. I should note I have a one wire alternator hooked up with no voltage regulator attached, just directly attached to the green wire with red stripe.
  14. Sorry guys. Was on vacation and couldn't get the results posted until now. When I got back from vacation the car started up, which means the module I not fried like I originally thought. Reading the meter I get 14 volts at the battery running and 13.6 at the coil positive terminal. When I increase the throttle the volts go down to about 12.9. Should this happen? When I drive the car is when it cuts completely off but only in 1st gear, under load at about 2500rpms. Will not cut off out of gear in neutral. I can rev it all the way to 4500 rpm and will not cut off. So what are my options? What would cause a voltage drop at the coil? Is this even my problem? Thanks for your help.
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